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How Unix searches for commands

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When you type a command, Unix looks in all the directories in your search path for executable files whose name matches the command you typed.


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 2000/07/29 00:46:34 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/unix/searchpath.html
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